Man marries a backpacker while his girlfriend is in labour.

 

Becoming a parent for the first time isn’t easy for anyone.

But we have one hot tip for any soon-to-be-dads out there: Don’t sneak off and marry a German backpacker while your partner is in labour.

Think that sounds pretty obvious? Meet Adonis Rodriguez and his partner (ex-partner?) Heather McGillian.

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#oppositeofcouplegoals (Image: Facebook)

Adonis, who hails from the Dominican Republic, first met Scottish Heather while the pair were working as hotel entertainers on the Caribbean Island.

After being together for over a year, Heather, 24, found herself with a bun in the oven and at around the nine month mark decided to pop back to her home in the UK to give birth.

She was suffering complications.

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Here she is being a cute preggo unicorn. Love you, Heather.

Adonis remained in the Dominican Republic allegedly for visa reasons and to do some nesting (there was a baby on the way, after all).

More accurately, in the month his girlfriend was gone, he apparently married his other girlfriend a tourist he’d met at the hotel where the couple worked, named Julia.

Heather found out about the ‘secret’ ceremony when her friend sent her a snap from the wedding, which Adonis had posted on Facebook, thereby rendering it not-at-all-a-secret.

Just after she gave birth to their son, Diego. Awesome timing.

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Srsly though? (Image: Facebook)

“When I opened the message it felt like I had been hit by a double-decker bus,” Heather told the UK’s Daily Record.

“Adonis had his arms around a woman and she was wearing a wedding dress. It didn’t make sense and the more I thought about it, the more absurd it was.”

Heather then phoned to double-check.

“When I phoned Adonis and asked ‘Why is Julia in a wedding dress,’ there was a pause and then he said: ‘Heather, I’m so sorry’.

“I hung up and burst into tears,” she said.

Heather said she feels “foolish” and still “can’t believe what happened” but she wants her baby to have a father so allows Adonis to have contact with him.

Adonis apparently told the newspaper that yes he is married (“Julia is my wife. I was still with Heather when I married her.”) but also that he’s “so, so sorry”.

We bet.

Anyway here some of the thoughts that probably went through Heather’s head while she was giving birth:


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